Research and Resources

July 22, 2019
As part of our ongoing research series, SLGE and the National Association of State Retirement Administrators (NASRA) have compiled a state-by-state summary of other post-employment benefits (OPEBs), which is primarily comprised of retiree health care. This infographic shows per capita shares of unfunded liabilities, as well as current contribution levels.
July 18, 2019
SLGE – in partnership with the International Public Management Association for Human Resources (IPMA-HR) and the National Association of State Personnel Executives (NASPE) – has completed the 2019 workforce survey for state and local government. The survey addresses issues from recruitment and retention to benefits, flexible work practices, retirements and other separations, and gig economy […]
May 8, 2019
Representatives from SLGE and ICMA-RC discussed polling research on auto-enrollment in supplemental retirement plans in a webinar on May 7, 2019. Nearly half of state and local employees approve of auto-enrollment in defined contribution plans, known as Supplemental Retirement Plans (SRPs), and 77 percent would choose to stay in a plan if auto-enrolled. The research also […]
April 29, 2019
SLGE examines how local health departments have implemented staff-sharing arrangements across geographic boundaries. The research provides important insight on key challenges, how the effort was implemented, financial consideration, outcomes, and lessons learned through two case studies of staff-sharing arrangements in New Jersey and Minnesota. The report also highlights two areas of focus that are critical […]
March 21, 2019
Nearly half of employees approve of auto-enrollment, 77 percent would stay in a plan if auto-enrolled, and higher default deferral rates result in respondents settling on a higher contribution rate.
January 30, 2019
The Public Plans Database has been updated with state and local pension fund CAFR data from June 2018. This infographic displays the latest trends.
January 24, 2019
An in-depth analysis of local government financial literacy programs across the U.S. finds that only about one in four local government employers offer financial literacy programs to their workforce.
December 18, 2018
The Center for State and Local Government Excellence, with support from the Center for Sharing Public Health Services, conducted an environmental scan and key informant interviews to identify and better understand the opportunities and challenges associated with staff sharing arrangements in local health departments. The information gathered from these interviews was used to develop this […]
November 27, 2018
Policies surrounding the re-employment of retired public employees have been written to limit actuarial risk for the underlying pension fund and avoid perceptions of revolving door arrangements or excessive compensation, while also balancing the needs of employers to ensure that sufficient numbers of skilled employees are available to fill key roles. This report, based on […]
October 22, 2018
The aggregate funded ratio for state and local pension plans is hovering around 72 percent. However, dividing the plans into equal segments, the top third is between 81 and 111 percent funded, the middle third is 68 to 80 percent funded, and the lower third is between 16 to 67 percent funded. The outlook for […]
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September 28, 2018
State and local governments face an evolving workforce environment. This report shares projections for the future, jurisdiction case studies, and strategies to manage change.
September 17, 2018
This SLGE infographic presents a forecast of state and local employment changes through 2026.